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Haematology service

Haematology is the study of blood and blood disorders.  These vary from anaemia to diseases such as leukaemia. While many of our patients are undergoing investigations and treatments for blood-related cancers, others have non-malignant disorders.

The Clinical Haematology Service has over 100 members of staff, working in the areas shown below. Each year we care for more than 1,800 inpatients, more than 55,000 outpatients and over 11,000 day case patients.

The Clinical Haematology Service is made up of:

Haematology Ward

The inpatient ward is Ward 41, on the second floor of the Osborne Building at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

At present, visiting is not allowed in any area due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for up-to-date information about COVID-19. 

Osborne Day Care

This is on the second floor of the Osborne Building and is where oncology and haematology patients have day case procedures, including chemotherapy, blood transfusions and bone marrow aspiration.

Haematology Outpatient Department

Most haematology outpatient clinics are held in the outpatient department on the ground floor of the Osborne Building. 

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, many appointments are being done as virtual clinics, so you may have a telephone consultation instead of attending the hospital. 

Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU)

This is a five-bedded in-patient ward caring for patients before, during and after bone marrow transplantation. It is on level two of the Windsor Building at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Day case patients are seen and assessed in the Hambleton Suite, adjacent to the BMTU.

Haemophilia Centre

Based on level 2 of the Osborne Building at Leicester Royal Infirmary, the service specialises in the care of patients with bleeding and clotting disorders. 

Anticoagulation Service

Our anticoagulation service provides a specialist service to patients locally. Also offers an in-reach service for in-patients within UHL.

Haemoglobinopathy Service

Treating patients with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia . Based in the Osborne Building (ground floor), Leicester Royal Infirmary.

We  are a specialist centre, providing specialist care to patients in Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire.

The link below provides more detailed information:

Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Service

This page last reviewed 24/11/2021